Apache Airstrike in Iraq – Nightvision Warfare

Apache AttackThis video might possibly be one of the coolest ones I’ve seen yet. Of course there will always be more videos, but let me take a second to analyze just how bad ass this particular video is. The first thing to note is the obvious fact that the attack takes place at nightime, and was filmed by a nightvision camera. One advantage of the US military, we rule the night. Second, the enemy is being targeted by a Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) on the ground, whose laser couldn’t be seen unless filmed by a specially filtered night vision camera, which means that this video was planned ahead of time by the military as a show of force–which is peculiarly and particularly bad ass. Everyone in this video is wearing night vision goggles, even the Apache helicopter pilot, which is also very bad ass. In fact, night vision goggles only provide around a 45 degree field of vision, so the Apache pilots must continuously shift their vision back and forth to stay oriented, which requires extensive training (unstoppably bad ass). Once again, this video, like so many others, clearly displays capabilities unique to only the US military, such as independent targeting via lasers and complete nightime operability.

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